Sep 20th, 2015, 12:42 PM

Why Marvel Superhero Movies Need More Women

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Superhero movies have now become so successful that no summer goes by without a new one being released. They are ubiquitous, featured on everything from children's clothing to earrings on Etsy.

For Marvel, making a movie (or television show) about a superhero with extra-human powers means blockbuster success. But one has to wonder: where are the women?

Sep 20th, 2015, 10:41 AM

Life on Social Media: The Value of a “Like”

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Social media in the last few years has gotten a bad rep for causing depression and anxiety, specifically in the form of FOMO (fear of missing out). As a millennial, by default, I am an active member of the Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat communities. Social media is a shark tank of the hot-or-not, and I feel sorry for the kids growing up with smart phones in their hands. I think one of the greatest things about my generation is that we grew up in a time before touch screens and selfies.

Sep 20th, 2015, 09:37 AM

Why Americans Envy the French Parenting Style

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I have been living in France for almost a month and taking care of kids as an au pair. In this last month I have been observing and learning all about these kids, I am taking care of (and others, by observing them in the playground every day) and I now know why there are many books published in the US about so-called French Parenting Style.

Sep 20th, 2015, 01:22 AM

#CurvyGirls and Instagram Censorship

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It all began from a simple Facebook post where a good friend of mine, one I would describe as a badass, feminist, PhD candidate, accused Instagram of being sexist for banning photos hashtagged #curvy and #goddess.

Sep 18th, 2015, 02:53 PM

Altered Reality on Instagram: Photos are Going Micro

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Thanks to Instagram, millions today share their personal take on fashion and broadcast it around the world. All of us can participate, comment, and construct the perfect virtual reality. The entire fashion industry now communicates via images with their customers. From Maisons de Mode to wanna-be stylists, street and lifestyle fashion is what everybody includes in their profiles.
Sep 18th, 2015, 01:25 PM

Tampons Can’t Keep Us Down

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Blood is gross. 
An artist makes a portrait of a potential presidential candidate out of her own menstrual blood. 
Nasty. 
A marathon runner lets her period soil her tracksuit. 
Repulsive. 
Sep 18th, 2015, 12:33 PM

Rape Is Trending on Television

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This articles discusses rape plot on TV. It Contains Spoilers for American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, and Scandal.
Sep 18th, 2015, 12:11 PM

Buying into the Pink Ribbon

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October is a tricky month for consumers, going well beyond questionable Halloween costumes to the slew of products emblazoned with a pink ribbon. The month is marked by the pink products, so much so that it has been dubbed "Pinktober," where many companies seemingly champion breast cancer awareness and fundraising. But as consumers, it is important to carefully analyze the contributions made to such a publicized industry.

Sep 18th, 2015, 12:00 PM

I'm A Christian, But I've Never Read The Bible

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On Sept. 7, Buzzfeed shared a controversial video entitled, “I'm a Christian, But I’m Not”. Now, just a week and a half after its release, the video has been viewed more than 11.5 million times on Facebook alone and has received widespread mixed reviews. The most vocal opposition has come from fundamental Christians.

Sep 18th, 2015, 07:49 AM

"Farm-to-Table" is a Necessary Turn to Tradition in France

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Many who visit France are romanced by open markets and wide selections of specialty stores: one for bread and pastries, one for cheese, one for meat. However, the ritual of daily shopping for fresh ingredients from nearby regions and farmers is giving way to big grocery chains -- where the avocados never go out of season.
 
While for years eating locally was a lifestyle, both out of necessity and convenience, today’s France reflects an increasingly consumerist society. Campaigns are now launched to persuade people to stay local with their meals.

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